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Hardus
Not fully
Solar
Hugo
Yes I do
Coal
Coal is still available and need to be used then Nuclear
KB
Yes I do
Solar
Wendy
Yes I do
Coal
Because we have it readily available second nuclear. As a third world country we can’t be worried about climate. We need our country to move forward.
Jan Albert
Yes I do
Other
Marthinus
Yes I do
Coal
Stop underestimating the crisis. Eskom has had enough bail-outs. South Africa produces LESS power than in 2004 and the economy is SMALLER than then, we should have more than enough electricity ALREADY.
STOP expensive Medupi's and managers, give engineers a chance to reignite the coal power stations and coal network SA ALREADY had in 2004. It will be cheaper for Gov to buy electricity for the poor, than to keep the bloated corrupt Eskom going, like the past 17years without success.
Natalie
Yes I do
Solar
Linda
Yes I do
Gas
Lesley
Yes I do
Wind
This country is falling apart without a proper supply of electricity. Get a move on with allowing IPPs to immediately contribute to the grid!
Chris
Yes I do
Nuclear
Given we are in a Long term emergency, most red tape should be suspended and alternative trustworthy sources found and encouraged and supported to become long term strategic partners.

Nuclear production may be costly but is the most harmless to the environment with low risks and low pollution and controlled waste. Labor costs are lower overall and efficient production is tangible and less likely to be sabotaged. Staff training will ensure an upliftment and create scientific opportunities that coal and wind cant.
Helen
Yes I do
Other
We need the producers to support that grid as much as possible and creating 'barriers to entry' will not help the cause.
CC
Yes I do
Solar
jerome
Yes I do
Solar
Wallace
Yes I do
Wind
John
Yes I do
Solar
It is quickest to get up and running and is clean and available.
Denise
Yes I do
Solar
Yolandie
Yes I do
Solar
We pay so many taxes, we the citizen's should receive electricity for free.
Justin
Not fully
Solar
It’s long past due to open up the energy economy to independent producers with more sustainable solutions.
Anthony
Yes I do
Solar
We desperately need power. Around the world, the quickest implementations are being done via solar, wind and battery power (for storage).

These also happen to be the least environmentally damaging solutions, and this would likely be least affected by environmental regulations and environment-inspired lawsuits.

Nuclear takes decades to implement (witness the overruns in time and cost in the current nuclear program in Georgia, USA). Minister Mantashe quotes SMRs (Small Modular Reactors) but to date, there is no effective commercially implementation of SMRs at any scale, and some will still take many years to implement.

Coal: witness Medupi and Kusile.... SA doesn't have the ability to implement new coal, let alone on time and on budget and reliably.

Gas: yet another fossil fuel with potential for rent seeking by the ANC and it's allies. And given the volatility in gas prices, likely to become islands of wasted investment in the medium term as solar and wind are much cheaper.

Cindy
Yes I do
Solar
Solar will be good as we have sun most of the time. Maybe wind in areas that often have wind(coast)
Alex
Yes I do
Solar
Act now before options are limited or too late.
Dharshan
Yes I do
Solar
Solar power is the quickest and most cost effective method of generating electricity. It is green energy and should be encouraged.
Dirk
Yes I do
Other
Any electricity contribution will be welcome at this point
Simon
Yes I do
Solar
Fahiema
No I do not
Coal
I think Coal is required for our usual electricity but our costs should be lowered and that the Government should install free solar systems as well for everyone and also provide us with gas stoves and wind solarbines should also be provided to us for free as a choice for us to use
Martin
Yes I do
Solar
Solar and wind, depending on the location. Both clean, efficient, environmentally friendly and sustainable.
Wayne
Yes I do
Solar
We have huge amounts of solar energy hitting out earth daily. It's about time we used it! Also give homeowners incentives to install solar panels to reduce the burden on the country's electricity grid. They should also be afforded the choice whether they wish to pump back excess electricity back into the grid and be compensated for this.
Phillip
Yes I do
Wind
Gerrit
Yes I do
Solar
At this stage solar is the best offer then escom must subsidise the panels for home use and not charge the home owner the R900 they propose
Hester
Yes I do
Solar
This is the best option. Eskom must go. Too much loadshedding and they charge us a lot of money for services not rendered